Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 182
Paid all hands yesterday a cheque for 300/-/- in Piastres = 29,250 & seems such a lot of money but L.s.d. goes a very little way in Cairo – 5 P.T. or 1/- for a drink & soldiers call them disasters.
I have been lecturing every afternoon lately on
Supply of ammunition
I hate it but endeavour to interest the men we are training. Lectures can be made interesting & the men you can feel are interested & keen to learn –
We are all working hard & trying to do our bit to fit the fresh arrivals for their jobs & keep the Horses in nick.